The Place to Be

Where to start
Depending on your interests and tastes, a visit to Dumbo can land you just about anywhere. We’re talking atop a carved horse on Jane’s Carousel, watching an avant-garde masterpiece at St. Ann’s Warehouse, grabbing a thin-crust slice of heaven at Timeout Market, or picnicking on a quiet corner of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

At the epicenter of the neighborhood, Empire Stores is hard to miss. Swing by to catch top-notch live music, sip a signature Negroni at Cecconi’s, and enjoy a pre- or post-shopping bite at the Time Out Market food hall or one of the many fine-dining establishments.

And while you’re here, don’t miss the rooftop garden for the awe-inspiring view of the New York Harbor and Manhattan skyline. Wherever you find yourself, you can bet that this destination will not disappoint.

Brooklyn Bridge seen from the top of Empire Stores building.

Getting here

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By subway
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Just a short walk to A, C, and F train accessible subway stations, Empire Stores is one stop away from Manhattan to the west and the Metrotech/Borough Hall transit hub to the east (2, 3, 4, 5, and R trains).
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By bus
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The existing B25 bus stop along Water Street drops off and picks up passengers immediately in front of Empire Stores, providing a direct connection to Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, and beyond.
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By bicycle
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Empire Stores offers direct access to the Brooklyn Greenway, a network of protected bicycle paths, local rental and repair shops, and a number of bike-share stations.
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By car
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More than 1,200 off-street parking spaces are currently available or in construction within two blocks of Empire Stores.
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By ferry
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DUMBO’s dedicated ferry stop affords Empire Stores a reliable and affordable transit alternative to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens destinations.
Why Dumbo
Like all of Brooklyn, Dumbo is ever evolving. Wander the Belgian-block streets. Follow the well-trodden paths to the docks. Stare starry-eyed at the view in every direction, day or night.
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New York City skyline as seen from the water, overlooking many pilings where a pier once stood.
New York City skyline and Brooklyn Bridge behind a rooftop business atop the Empire Stores warehouse.
Corner of Empire Stores warehouse with the vertical sign reading "Theater"
Carousel in a large glass building next tot he water.
Modern wood and metal bench built into a large planter box, with New York City skyline and Brooklyn Bridge in the background.
Top floors of Empire Stores overlooking the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge and New York City Skyline in the background.
Empire Stores warehouse as seen from the water.